Friday, March 26, 2010

I am spinning Coopworth. So far I have approximately 600 yards of 3 ply. I have one more bobbin to finish for the second half, so should have around another 600 yards when finished. This is sport/worsted weight and may become a vest. This wool is from Sierra's brother who belonged to the man that had my ewes. He died last fall so there will be no more fleece from him. (the ram died, not the man).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Shearing day was yesterday and the weather could not have been better. Great company and potluck. Everyone pitched in and the day went really well. Fifty head of sheep were shorn by 2PM. Hauled my sheep and a friend's in the trailer that B. had fixed up just for this. It was his dad's car trailer and he had a wire cage attached with a gate in the middle and double gates in the back. Here are the sheep loaded up after shearing. And I must say that mine walked into the trailer like obedient children. They are so good. Made this shepherdess proud.

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This is Sequoia. She is Sierra's mother and Garry Coopworth's grandmother. This fleece is sold. Reserved 2011

This is Sierra. Garry Coopworth's mother.

This is Garry Coopworth.
This is Jeremiah. Reserved 2011

This is Seth.

This is Timothy. Fleece is Sold

I have not skirted the fleeces yet so everything shows. This is the first shearing for the Coopworth triplets, Timothy, Seth and Jeremiah. They are so different. Seth is white, Jeremiah is very dark and Timothy is spotted on his body with fleece of several shades.
This is Ian. A Shetland.

This is Cedric. A Shetland.

This is Mocha. She is Coopworth.